August 2016  
Upcoming Events


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Back to School Event
Victory Through Jesus, 11844 Centralia Street, Lakewood, CA
Molly Giffith Day
Molly was the daughter of Doug Griffith and his wife (Fresno-based CBF), who was killed by drunk driver accident. They have set up this date as Molly Day to do random acts of kindness in her memory.


Pastors' Breakfast at Denny's
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Denny's, 3333 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA, just north of the 405 Freeway.
Bible Search
Unreached People Group of the Day

Pashtun, Southern of Afghanistan


Primary Language:
Pashto, Southern

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Congratulations!  You've reached the website of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, with churches in 31 cities of southern Los Angeles County.  Welcome!  We exist to Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip the leadership of local churches, empowering them to make disciples and launch new churches and ministries.  We are here to empower our pastors and church leaders to run their RACE--Resource, Assist, Coach, and Equip!

Dear Pastors, Ministry Leaders and You, 

Grace to You.

The Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association is personally inviting churches, friends, neighbors and you to the “EMPOWER” Leadership Associational Sunday School Training Event on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

The “EMPOWER” Training Conference will be held at the Neighborhood Church of Long Beach 3435 San Anseline Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808. The cost is only $25.00 per person, which includes continental breakfast, and a delicious catered lunch, plus resources provided in each conference.

We will begin with RAISING THE PRAISE TOGETHER because we want your “EMPOWER” to be motivational as well as empowering.  We want you to leave not only knowing something about church ministry/leadership, but fired up to make your worship experience a more vibrant vehicle for God to reach people. 

Below is a list of some  of our “EMPOWER” Conference Training Conferences:

  • Keynote speaker:  Marty Leach, former Director of E4E
  • Pastors Conference Leader:  Pastor Brian Kennedy, In a dialogue format Pastor’s and leaders will learn principles for developing a practical growth plan within you giftedness, and the gifts of those entrusted to your care.  We will learn to balance God, family and ministry, how to evaluate success, cultivate creativity, and have joy and peace as a Pastor.  We will finish with how loving, genuinely caring, and developing people will help Pastors nurture a “dream church” that fulfills the Great Commission.
  • Strengthening Your Sunday School Ministry: Marty Leach
  • All Things Outreach: Richard Graham, materials worth $100 to be given away to first 10 registered attendees
  • Disaster Relief:  Mike Bivens (CSBC)
  • Find Them and Keep Them (Session 1) / How To Create Dynamic Powerpoint Presentations (Session 2): Don and Deborah Ford
  • Unpacked Youth Ministry: Johnnell Williams
  • New Small Group Ministry for New Church Starts: Don Overstreet
  • College and Single Adults: TBA (CSBC Collegiate Coordinator)
  • Defending What You Believe:  Bill Peters
  • California Council on Alcohol Problem (Alcohol Narcotic Education Foundation: Rev. James Butler Executive Director), will include the latest on the marijuana advance in California
  • So What’s The Difference:  Amy Stump (between the world's religions)
  • Divorce Care:  Ashley Salmeron (focus on caring for children, and how to teach this conference)
  • Strategy Development Seminar: Harold Hambley / Walter Carter
  • The Art of Being a Pastor’s Wife / C.O.G.:  Marian Graham, how to live your calling without losing your mind
  • Helen Harris: Children's Sunday School Workers
  • Dr. Groza, professor at California Baptist University, two topics TBA
  • 10 Traits for Christian L.E.A.D.E.R.S.H.I.P.: Gil De La Rosa
  • Connecting the Dots in Missions for Children:  Eva De La Rosa
  • How Children Learn, Teaching, Methods, Building Relationships:  Sharon Bennett
  • Deacons Growing in Character and Commitment/Deacons Family Ministry: Robert Miller

There are 3 Ways to Register for “EMPOWER”:

  1. Register early by completing the registration form and emailing it to or mailing to address below.  Print out from "For Pastors/Churches" above link.
  2. Register online at  Again, print out from link above.
  3. Register at the door

We are proud of our conference and conference leaders. Pastors, thank you for investing in the work of God’s Kingdom. Your willingness for you and your church participation speaks volume. I look forward to greeting you and your church on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

Because He loves us,

Lizz Bell, Sunday School Director

Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association

Richard Graham

Director of Missions/CPC Missionary

Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association

4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101, Long Beach, CA 90807

Cell 562-676-5640,


See Fall Semester for English CLD School under Servantship Zone link above.


40 Days of Prayer for the Pastors, Churches, Cities, and Requests of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association.  See Prayer Resources above for full lists and definition of "SIG Alert."

Day 34 – Psalm 5.3: In the morning, O Lord, You will hear My voice; in the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

  1. Pray that we will begin our mornings in prayer and worship to our God. Pray that God will teach us how to wash away impure thoughts and attitudes as we refresh our hearts and minds with the Word of God.
  2. Pray for Calvary Chapel of San Pedro, their pastor Rev. Ruben Young, their church leaders, and congregation.
  3. Pray for Rev. James Brooks II and his wife Felicia, as they seek God’s will for their lives and ministry.
  4. Pray that the congregations who need facilities will be given them by our Lord, that all needy buildings of our congregations will be repaired, and that the Lord will grant to our association a building of our own to use for His glory and Kingdom.  Pray that the pastors of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association will preach Jesus Christ and His Word alone, in full and active demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s power.  Pray that emotional and spiritual healing will be given wherever needed in our churches, and that all believers of the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association will rely on the power of the Holy Spirit as they witness of Jesus Christ to the lost people groups around us.
  5. Pray for the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association ASSISTeam, who work to help churches improve their Sunday School and Bible Study work: Lizz Bell, Don and Debra Ford, Helen Harris, and Essie Allen.  Pray for Rev. Franklin Williams and his wife Mable, as they seek God’s will for their lives.


Thoughts for Thinking: (Changed Mondays & Thursdays.)

Most Christian ministries would like to send their recruits to Bible college for five years.  I would like to send our recruits to hell for five minutes.  That would do more than anything else to prepare them for a lifetime of compassionate ministry.  –William Booth

No amount of scholastic attainment, of able and profound exposition of brilliant and stirring eloquence can atone for the absence of a deep impassioned sympathetic love for human souls.  –David Brainerd

If you are walking with Jesus, in the Spirit, you need not fear going too far.  No believer has gone as far as God wants him to go.  –A. A. Allen

The bigger the price you pay for something, the harder it is to give up on it.  –Bob Williams

When love and discipline come together you have great chemistry.  –Rick Pitino

Build your empire on the firm foundation of the fundamentals.  –Lou Holtz

The true convert does not receive the gospel as an addition to his previous life, but in exchange for it.  —Paul Washer

Sermonettes make Christianettes.  —R. G. Lee

God is preparing His heroes. And when the opportunity comes, He can fit them into their places in a moment. And the world will wonder where they came from. ~ A.B. Simpson

A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.  —unknown

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.  —Albert Einstein

The grass is greener when you water it.  —Neil Barringham

In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.  --Vince Lombardi

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?  --Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.  --Abraham Lincoln

Change always comes bearing gifts.

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and skillful execution.  It represents the wise choice of many alternatives.

Contact Us  
Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association
4508-A Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, California 90807
Phone 562-676-5640 or 562-676-5740
Mobile 562-676-5640
Regular Schedule  
  • Praying Each Day for the Salvation of 3.5 Million Lost People!
  • Prayer Fellowship 2nd Wednesday of each month at succeeding churches (see calendar at left)
  • Pastor's Breakfast @ Denny's 3333 Atlantic Ave Long Beach on 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wednesdays of each month.
To Apply for Grants, go to Links above.
How to Make a Direct Donation!

See Under "Info Center" on Making Donations to LBHA through Donation Button on LBHA Website


To Send Mail-In Donations to This Ministry

Make checks out to the Long Beach Harbor Southern Baptist Association, and mail to our new address at 4508-A Atlantic Avenue, #101, Long Beach CA 90807.

Free book downloads from O S Hawkins Ministry.aspx, and click on O. S. Hawkins online books.

Very powerful, but please note: for 18 and older only!

Please see new prayer requests above.
Info and Application for Evangelistic Block Party Trailer in For Pastors/Churches

Information and Application form for reserving the Evangelistic Block Party Trailer available in the For Pastors/Churches above.

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For All Church Leaders!

A Special Service for Pastors, Ministers, and Church Leaders!  See Servantship Zone above!

Does God Have a Wonderful Plan for Your Life, or Not?

You may be surprised at what you find.  Free book download available online.  Go to  From The Way of the Master website.

Saying Thank You to Service Personnel

Ever wanted a way to say thanks to them?  See the Gratitude Campaign in the Links above.

Interesting Videos, Answers, and a Free E-Book
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To check out if an email is false or true, go to, and/or  They'll have most of the false ones, and you won't look foolish sending a false warning.

Website Calendar Feature

The full-page calendar can be viewed by clicking on the full-page icon at the bottom of the sidebar calendar on the right of this home page.  When you are viewing this full-page calendar, and you click on an event to see its details, you will see an option to sign up for an email reminder.  Every night about 10 PM (PT), emails will be sent out to remind the subscriber of an event's occurence the next day.


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The primary purpose of HELPLINK documents is to illustrate that a real relationship with God in Jesus Christ is relevant to real issues of living. HELPLINK documents further illustrate how Bible guidelines contribute to living a full and meaningful life.

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